Skype is Still Down Across the World
This Monday (September 21 2015), will be remembered as the day Skype went down globally. Users all around the globe report that they cannot use Skype at all. The ones that are already signed in, cannot use the call service.
Twitter once again proved to be a useful source for news as users use #Skype hashtag to report that the popular messenger is down. Firstly, it was only Europe but it quickly became obvious the problem is present around the world including Asia & Russia.
Here is the official statement from Skype:
Some of you may experience problems with Skype presence and may not see online. We have detected an issue with the status settings of Skype.
Affected users will not be able to change their status, their contacts will all show as offline and they will be unable to start Skype calls to them.
Instant messages are still being delivered as usual. The status issue also doesn’t affect Skype for Web, which can be used to make calls and send instant messages.
We’re working on a fix for this issue and hope to have an update for you soon. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused while we get this resolved.
— Isak Arvidsson (@isakarv) September 21, 2015
— Skype Support (@SkypeSupport) September 21, 2015
— Hassan Siddique (@imhassan66) September 21, 2015
— Žilvinas (@zilvinasb) September 21, 2015
— Elisa (@Elisagn73) September 21, 2015
come on #SKYPE we believe on you ! you can do that.
— savasustun (@savsustun) September 21, 2015
If you want to use Skype despite the Monday outage, you need to use the web version which works perfectly in a browser of your choice. But you should be aware that you cannot send or receive files.
The good thing is that teams are working to get back Skype online ASAP and users start to report that it is slowly getting back. So fingers crossed and do not be harsh on Skype team. Sh*t happens!